Reports have been rumbling on for a considerable amount of time now that Wesley Sneijder is heavily interesting Manchester United this summer.
Word from sources across Europe this evening indicate that Wes is finally ready to become a Red.
The 27 year old attacking midfielder has impressed considerably since he shot to prominence with Ajax in 2006, earning himself a move to Real Madrid. 5 years later he is still impressing at current club Internazionale, bagging himself at Champions League, Italian Cup and Serie A winners medal in Italy.
Speculation has been long standing that Sneijder would make a move to the English Premier League and this summer has seen these rumours pick up plenty of speed. In particular, Manchester United have been constantly linked to making a bid for him and hence the question must be asked – Will Sneijder finally make his move to the Premiership and would he be a worthwhile investment for the League holders?
You would be hard pressed to find a Manchester United fan who opposed the potential signing of Wesley Sneijder. He lit up the World Cup with an instrumental role in taking Holland to the final keeping Rafael Van der Vaart out of the central role and inspired Inter to great achievements under Jose Mourinho. In terms of Manchester United’s central midfield, they are not too short on numbers and would again possess the potential ability to take the Premier League crown this year.
However if you cast your mind back to the Champions League final, the argument is there to present the need for Manchester United to recruit a truly world class player in an influential position. Sneijder certainly fits this mould – playing in the controlling CAM role with both distribution and goal threat capabilities – and would surely slot into Manchester United’s team with considerable ease with significant effect.
The problem has always been in prizing a player on circa £115,000 p/w until 2015 from one of the most prestigious clubs in the world without having to pay him astronomical sums of money.
Quoted fees in the papers suggest a £250,000 p/w wage, which is frankly ridiculous, alongside a hefty transfer sum around the £40m mark.
He would be an incredibly expensive acquisition, yet equally an incredibly useful one at that. Signing Wesley Sneijder would significantly improve Manchester United’s chances of closing the gap on Barcelona and once again become the best team in Europe.
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